To become licensed as a pharmacist in Nebraska, the person must be 21 years of age and have graduated from an American Council on Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited college/school of pharmacy. Completion of the Pharm.D. degree program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy includes completion of experiential education considered by the Nebraska Board of Pharmacy as equivalent to completing the 1500 hours required for internship. Other states may require additional internship outside of the academic setting. Graduates must then pass the NAPLEX (North American Pharmacy Licensure Examination) examination and the state-specific Multi-State Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE). Nebraska licenses are renewable every two years, and include a provision for the completion of a minimum of 30 contact hours (3.0 CEUs) of continuing education.